Travel to Africa post Covid

Africa Safari Specialists

Travel With Jules are members of ATTA and as such receive daily updates on the status of travel guidelines and restrictions to all destinations in Africa.  We also receive the latest news from safari camps, airlines, tourist boards and conservation bodies … basically any news to do with African tourism lands in our in box daily! 

So please contact us if you are thinking of booking an African Safari and we will have the most up to date information for you.

We also have access to a travel insurance company which offers protection to those countries still on the UK’s FCDO advisories against all but non essential travel (pre Covid these were only applied to war zones, but since the Govt has had a blanket worldwide travel ban in place, sadly many countries in Africa are still classed as ‘off limits’). 

Travel Advice to Africa

Rwanda 

Updated 20 Nov 2020

Rwanda has been added to the UK Travel Corridor list. With direct flights from London to Kigali with RwandAir (not daily), it is now possible to travel freely between the UK and Rwanda. There is a fuel stop in Brussels, but as travellers remain on the plane, there will be no need to quarantine on return to the UK, should Brussels not have an air bridge at time of travel.

All travellers arriving into Rwanda must be tested negative for Covid-19 within 72 hours of departure (meaning you get tested and get results no more than 3 days before your first flight). 

A second PCR test will be carried out on arrival once the visitor has arrived at their designated hotel. The test costs US$50 plus US$10 medical service fee. The test will take 8 hours to return for tourists. If the test is older than 72 hours (but less than 7 days) the traveller must go into 7 days supervised quarantine. On arrival travellers will go through health screening and will also need to complete a short health questionnaire, which they send to you in advance.

Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda (image Julie Croucher)

Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda (image Julie Croucher)

Namibia

Updated 20 Nov 2020

Namibia has been added to the UK Travel Corridor list. With direct flights possible from Doha and Dubai in peak season – both also currently on the UK Travel Corridor List, this is a very positive step for 2021.

Travellers are welcome and need to present a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours upon check in for their filght. If the test is older than 72 hours (but less than 7 days) the traveller must go into 7 days supervised quarantine. On arrival, travellers will go through health screening and will also need to complete a short health questionnaire, which they send to you in advance.